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This One Thing Could Change your Relationship

This One Thing Could Change your Relationship

I found myself wanting to love my husband and others well, but it seemed impossible to not keep track of wrongs. The keeping track was not intentional, but the wrongs left a mark that left me with caution. If my husband said something hurtful to me, regardless of his intention, I would be cautious about the way I interacted with him in the future especially around the topic or situation which I felt hurt over

Boundaries for the Abused

Boundaries for the Abused

If we don’t know what love is how are we going to determine if we are being loved and if we are loving others? In these scriptures we see where God has set some boundaries in place so we can distinguish between what love is and is not.

Your Story Matters...

Your Story Matters...

Every story I hear impacts me. The story of the woman who grew up in a wealthy home with a loving mother and father and good education impacted me as much as the story of the woman who experienced great physical and emotional abuse as a child

Preparing For A Spiritual Fast

Preparing For A Spiritual Fast

Every fast has been a different experience for me, but God has never failed to honor the sacrifice. He has blessed me every time exactly with what I needed when I needed it.  

Accountability

Accountability

Many of us have made New Year’s resolutions. We’ve possibly said it’s a new year and a new me. Or, we’ve resolved to lose weight, get in shape, eat healthier, or save money and statistics show that by February most have quit and resorted back to unhealthy habits.

What Toddlers Taught me About Hiking and Self-Care

What Toddlers Taught me About Hiking and Self-Care

Our kiddos can teach us so much if we slow down and allow them to. When we let go of the need to control the situation or the outcome we become open to possibilities of childlike wonder, breaking out in song-just because, and noticing God’s creation in such a beautiful way.

Outside the Comfort Zone

Outside the Comfort Zone

A couple weeks ago I attended my very first Life Group, a home-based Bible study. I did not know any of the people attending, but I did know the Bible study was going to be focused on Christian parenting.

Pastors and Counselors Building Stronger, Healthier Congregations

Pastors and Counselors Building Stronger, Healthier Congregations

I recently conducted a presentation to a group of pastors and church leaders regarding the benefits of church leaders and Christian counselors working together to encourage and support healthier, stronger congregations

Masquerade the Slave Master

Masquerade the Slave Master

We may not be wearing physical masks during our daily routines, but many of us hide behind a different kind of disguise, what some professional counselors call “the false self” or “false identity.”